Bobby V has no plans of slowing down anytime soon.
The multi-platinum selling R&B crooner has been doing his thing independent for nearly a decade, but the Atlanta native just announced his brand new partnership which will bring him back under the Universal Music Group umbrella.
According to a press release, Bobby has inked a multi-million dollar recording agreement with The SRG-ILS Group/Universal Music Group. His first release through the deal is due out in early 2018. The signing comes through a relationship with Bobby’s long time collaborator, producer Tim Kelley (Tim & Bob), who is now Head of A&R at SRG-ILS.
“I watched my parents work from very humble beginnings to make a life for me and my sister. They instilled the values of family, hard work and being passionate for all I do. To get a chance to work with Tim again and show everyone what I am about is a true blessing,” says Bobby.
“It’s a blessing that Bobby is my first signing as Head of A&R at SRG-ILS,” adds Tim. “I’ve been a big brother in his career for years and we had major success with his debut album. Now we have unfinished business. It’s reunion time!”
Kelley was a co-executive producer on Bobby’s eponymous debut album; the RIAA platinum-certified project landed at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B Albums chart, and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 Chart.
“I am excited to be part of reuniting Tim Kelley and Bobby Valentino,” states Claude Villani, The SRG-ILS Group CEO. “Together they made some incredible music, and I know they are about to shock the music world again.”
Bobby V’s forthcoming album will follow his 2016 independent release, Hollywood Hearts.
Last month, he released the new song “Best Friend,” which you can stream below.